Mike Salbato
Heart Forth, Alicia Is Probably a Game You Want to See
Gorgeous 16-bit-style graphics married to Metroidvania and RPG gameplay? All the yes.
04.18.14 - 9:15 PM

When we first caught wind of Heart Forth, Alicia this week on Kickstarter, the thought was to write a story and suggest that you give the project a look. Then the game blew past its funding goal of $60,000, and as of this writing, is just over $91,000. With 27 days to go, it's safe to say this game is in good hands.

If you haven't seen it yet, Heart Forth, Alicia is a "90s-inspired" Metroidvania adventure with plenty of RPG elements. It reminds us a little bit of another KS-funded game, Chasm, which is nothing but a good thing. Unlike some Kickstarter projects, Heart Forth, Alicia's developers have a partial game to show, as opposed to mere concept art. A fact which probably encouraged the 3000+ backers to fund it so quickly.

Check out the game's trailer below, and you'll see why we're excited: Gorgeous artwork is nice, but the quality of the animation makes it shine even more. The combat appears fast-paced and fluid, and it seems like the developers are serious about the RPG aspects, including a wide variety of loot, side quests (that vary based on the time of day), a leveling system, and an interesting approach to narrative.

A couple dozen more people backed Heart Forth, Alicia as I was typing this story, so I advise you to check out the project's Kickstarter page for a full rundown of what to expect. Originally planned as a standalone and Steam release on PC, the creators have already added a PS4 port as the next stretch goal at $110,000. Even better, in their latest backer update, they're teasing even more console ports as possibilities, to be revealed as early as later tonight. So keep an eye on that page!


Coming Up on Twitch

Dragon Quest Builders
Oct. 23 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Skies of Arcadia Continues!
Every Monday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Taking a week off!
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Featured Content
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter OST Review
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter OST
Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Hands-On Preview
Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC
Hands-On Preview
Random Encounter Episode 117
Random Encounter Episode 117
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Falcom Encounter
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Falcom Encounter
Retro Encounter Final Thoughts: Danganronpa
Retro Encounter Final Thoughts: Danganronpa
Rogue Wizards Review
Rogue Wizards
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter